Monday, January 23, 2012

Martha Rogers' "Winter Promise"

Title: Winter Promise
Publisher: Realms Fiction of Charisma House.

Cover blurb: A young doctor bound by a tragedy in his past finds forgiveness through a determined librarian and a baby he delivers at Christmas.

1) How did this story come to you?
The heroine is Rachel’s best friend from the first book and I wanted her to join Rachel in Portersfield. I decided the town needed a library and Abigail would be the best one to open it. I used the doctor’s story from the second book for the hero’s story and there I had the plot.

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
It is the third book in the contract for the series Seasons of the Heart.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
1) I was a complete tomboy as child. I climbed trees and played football with the neighborhood boys.
2) I learned to cook at the age of 5 when my grandmother let me help her make cookies. She also taught me to sew.
3) I graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Home Economics, but ended up teaching English for half of my career in teaching.

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I’m almost finished with a Christmas book for 2012. The title of it is Christmas in Holly Hill. I have a new series that will begin in 2013. It will be three books based on the years following the Armistice with Lee and Grant in 1865. I’m excited about writing it because it includes a lot of my own family history based on letters and journals of my Great-grandfather and grandfather.

5) Parting Comments:
I’m excited that my books are available for Kindle, Nook, and other E-Readers. It’s a whole new way of obtaining books. You can find me on the internet at

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  1. I would love to win a copy of this book. It sounds very interesting and something that I would enjoy.


  2. Thanks Dawn and Martha for a great interview and the opportunity to win Winter Promise. i am hoping that it is also a stand alone novel, or i will need to look for the first two in the series (probably will anyways!)


  3. I must admit I haven't read your previous books, so also hope this can be a stand-alone novel. If not I will sure look for the others in the series. Thanks for writing books with a Christian theme, particularly forgiveness.

  4. Sounds like a lovely Christian Romance Novel! Sewing and Cooking are such valuable lessons that your Grandmom taught you. What special times you must have had with her. :O) Thank you for the free book giveaway offer. I will certainly look forward to your Christmas book! :O)
    Blessings to you, Dawn

  5. Home Economics to English is a bit of a leap, but I'd enjoy both subjects! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of your book.
    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

  6. Winter Promise will stand alone, but after you meet the characters here, I hope you will want to go back and find out more about Rachel and Nathan and Daniel and Kate. The book I'm working on now will bring back two characters from the previous series as minor characters who help free a young woman from the bondage of being held in a brothel. It too is a story of forgiveness and acceptance because God loves us and commands us to love one another and to forgive one another just as He has loved us and forgiven us.

    Thanks for stopping by.

  7. This sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to read it.
    Linda L.

    1. Sounds like a delightful book! Thank you for the giveaway!


  8. I love stories with librarians. They are amongst my favorite people.


  9. Sounds like a good winter read
    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  10. I have heard great reviews on Winter Promise and would be thrilled to win a copy. margie at mijares dot net

  11. I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for the chance!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net